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How to Turn Off Hyphens in InDesign

InDesign Templates / 20 Mar 2023

How to Turn Off Hyphens in InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a powerful tool for creating professional publications and layouts. One of the features InDesign offers is automatic hyphenation, which helps to improve text flow and readability by breaking words at the end of lines.

However, there are instances where you might prefer not to use hyphens in your document. In this article, we will discuss how to turn off hyphens in InDesign, giving you full control over your text formatting.

With just a few clicks, you can disable hyphenation in InDesign for either one area, or the entire document.

How to Add Fonts to InDesign

InDesign Templates / 16 Mar 2023

How to Add Fonts to InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a powerful tool for creating professional-quality layouts and designs for print and digital publications. One of the essential aspects of any design project is typography. Using custom fonts in your InDesign projects can add personality, style, and impact to your work.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of adding fonts to InDesign, enabling you to expand your typographic repertoire and elevate your designs.

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Procreate Brushes / 15 Mar 2023

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor?

For some, the answer is a definite yes.

Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you.

10+ Tips for Modern, Pro Page Layout Designs in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word Templates / 1 Mar 2023

10+ Tips for Modern, Pro Page Layout Designs in Microsoft Word

If you are ready to amp up your designs in Microsoft Word, this is the right place. Here – with templates as examples – we are going to look at a variety of ways you can create more modern, professional-looking page layout designs using this common tool.

Microsoft Word is capable of so much more than you might expect with page layout. You can build modern, on-trend documents, and push the software further than ever before.

Forget the old days of Word Art and choosing between six fonts. Let’s take Microsoft Word into a new world of improved design and typography!

20+ Procreate Drawing Ideas (+ Procreate Ideas for Beginners)

Procreate Brushes / 20 Feb 2023

20+ Procreate Drawing Ideas (+ Procreate Ideas for Beginners)

Procreate is a popular drawing app for iPad and iPad Pro. With the Apple Pencil and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings.

We have a feature on how to use it here, and the following Procreate drawing ideas will help you get started with using the tool. It can have a bit of a learning curve, but starting simple and following along with these tutorials will give you a leg up.

Plus, many of these Procreate ideas are perfect for beginners and each one includes a video so you can follow along.

10 Ideas for Using ChatGPT as a Web Designer

AI Tools / 30 Jan 2023

10 Ideas for Using ChatGPT as a Web Designer

ChatGPT might be one of the most talked-about tools of 2023 so far. It has academics worried about cheating in classrooms, writers worried about their jobs, and everyone concerned about the authenticity of online interactions.

But it does have some value, even for web designers. We’ll take a look at how ChatGPT might be useful for you, ways it might not, and what an AI dialogue and writing tool can actually do for website designers and developers.

Let’s explore what this next stage in the AI revolution can mean for you, as a web designer.

10 Best AI Art Generators & Tools in 2024

AI Tools / 19 Jan 2023

10 Best AI Art Generators & Tools in 2024

The terrifyingly rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is a controversial and a hot topic these days.

For a long time, we knew that someday AI would replace most of our technical jobs. But we never imagined AI technology would be able to be creative and design art just as good as a human being. Recent advancements in AI systems prove us wrong.

When an AI-generated art piece won a prize at the Colorado State Fair’s annual art competition, people got mad. But should you be mad about it? Isn’t it a good thing to see advancements in technology?

Let’s look at this topic positively and explore how you can take advantage of AI rather than let it eventually replace you. We’ve found several amazing AI art generators to help you to achieve this goal.

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2024

Software / 14 Jan 2023

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2024

When it comes to designing a shirt, you have two primary options – design it yourself using graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator or use software made for the job. The good news is that there are plenty of free t-shirt design software options to consider!

There are a growing number of platforms that specialize in t-shirt design and can help you create something that people will want to wear. Some of these tools integrate with a t-shirt sales portal as well, making the process even easier.

Here, we’re going to look at some of the best free t-shirt design software options available and how you can make these tools work for you.

20+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2024

Software / 10 Jan 2023

20+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2024

Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly.

This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.)

Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week.

25+ Most Helpful Affinity Designer Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2024

Affinity Designer Templates / 2 Jan 2023

25+ Most Helpful Affinity Designer Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2024

Affinity Designer is a vector or raster app. It’s a competitor to Adobe’s Illustrator and allows you to design various elements for print or digital publication.

It’s part of the Affinity package of design tools made by Serif. Use it to do anything from making a business card to mock-up an app. Affinity Designer is made for Mac iOS, Windows, and iPad.

Here, we’ve collected some of the best for everyone from beginners to more seasoned pros, a mix of video and written tutorials. It’s a great place to start for upskilling with your first steps in Affinity Designer!

22+ Best Final Cut Pro Tutorials for Beginners 2024

Final Cut Pro Templates / 26 Dec 2022

22+ Best Final Cut Pro Tutorials for Beginners 2024

Goal: Edit videos, add effects, and create better productions with ease in Final Cut Pro. Solution: You need a stellar tutorial that walks you through all the steps in this increasingly popular video editing tool.

Thanks to great tutorials from pros, you’ll be able to capture just the right moment, with the right effect quickly.

We’ve rounded up some of the best Final Cut Pro tutorials out there for beginners to help you make the most of this software. Note that Final Cut Pro is a robust tool, but it is only available for the Mac.

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2024)

Software / 24 Dec 2022

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2024)

Looking for a faster and better alternative to Adobe Photoshop? While Photoshop has been a standard for years, that’s starting to change with plenty of new tools for Windows that make easy work of photo editing. Many of these new tools include smart functions that will speed up workflows.

The best Photoshop alternatives pack in just the features you need without a lot of fluff you won’t use. Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Windows in 2023.

Take note of special features to find the one that’s right for you.